Author Archive: Stephanie Chandler

Stephanie Chandler is the founder of the Nonfiction Authors Association and Nonfiction Writers Conference, and author of several books including "The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan" and "Own Your Niche." A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine.

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Paid Freelance Writing as an Author’s Additional Income

Paid Freelance Writing as an Author’s Additional Income

Many authors earn additional income from paid freelance writing, which has the added benefit of getting additional exposure for the author with the publication’s readers. Getting paid to write for publications is a whole different ballgame from writing free articles and distributing them to print and online publications purely for exposure. In order to get […]

Developing a Good Book Title

Developing a Good Book Title

Each month, the Nonfiction Authors Association asks a burning publishing question of the industry’s best, brightest, and most innovative experts. Here’s what they have to say! NFAA: What is the best piece of advice you’d offer to an author about developing a marketable book title? JODY REIN There’s no denying it: the title you choose […]

Teleseminar: Bret Ridgway on Avoid the Top Mistakes Authors Make

Teleseminar: Bret Ridgway on Avoid the Top Mistakes Authors Make

Event Date: October 4, 2017 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Bret Ridgway discusses How to Avoid the Top Mistakes Authors Make. About Bret Ridgway Bret Ridgway is co-founder of Speaker Fulfillment Services, a company that works with authors, speakers and information marketers. His unique behind-the-scenes perspective a the fulfillment house of […]

Interior Layout Checklist: Backmatter—the Stuff After “The End”

Interior Layout Checklist: Backmatter—the Stuff After “The End”

You probably know that the “The End” you write (figuratively or literally) at the end of your manuscript isn’t actually the end of the book. Here are some pages that might need to be included (called “backmatter”):  End notes. If footnotes are used in the manuscript, these are typically compiled as end notes with citation […]

Member of the Week: Mark Oristano, author of Surgeon’s Story

Member of the Week: Mark Oristano, author of Surgeon’s Story

Name: Mark Oristano Book Title: Surgeon’s Story Your book’s Amazon purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Surgeons-Story-1-Americas-Pediatric/dp/193595377X/ What is your book about? Pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Kristine Guleserian, her life, her medical study, and her amazing work in the OR as one of only 9 female pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons in the U.S. What inspired you to write your book? […]

What to Include on Your Speaker Page on Your Website

What to Include on Your Speaker Page on Your Website

As an author, I never set out to be a speaker—it’s just something that sort of happened. After my first book was released, I began receiving invitations to speak at events and I quickly realized that speaking could be a powerful way to promote books, meet new consulting clients and generate more income. The biggest […]

Book Award Winner: Poetry and Ponderings

Book Award Winner: Poetry and Ponderings

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Diamante Lavendar Synopsis A raw collection of religious poetry and prose based on one Christian woman’s experiences of being abused, and how she healed herself with God’s love in order to move past the assaults. In this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life experiences, […]

Teleseminar: Judith Briles – How to Turn Your Book Into a Lucrative Speaking Career

Teleseminar: Judith Briles – How to Turn Your Book Into a Lucrative Speaking Career

Event Date: September 20, 2017 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Judith Briles discusses How to Turn Your Book Into a Lucrative Speaking Career. About Judith Briles Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd®. With 35 published titles and assisting more than 500 authors in creating and publishing their books, Judith provides practical author […]

Recording: Teresa Funke on How to Personalize Your Book Promotion Plan to Sell More Books

Recording: Teresa Funke on How to Personalize Your Book Promotion Plan to Sell More Books

Join us as Teresa Funke discusses How to Personalize Your Book Promotion Plan to Sell More Books. About Teresa Funke Teresa Funke is the award-winning author of six independently published books based on true stories from World War II. She is also a nationwide writer’s coach and the creator of the Self-Publishing Blueprint, a powerful online learning tool […]

Teleseminar: Dana Manciagli – Profitable Author Success Story

Teleseminar: Dana Manciagli – Profitable Author Success Story

Event Date: September 13, 2017 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Dana Manciagli shares her Profitable Author Success Story. About Dana Manciagli Dana Manciagli has been a corporate executive for more than 30 years and has leveraged her employee hiring and management experience into that of author, blogger, speaker, career coach, and […]